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Pseudonym: Magoon, Geoffrey

Definition:
Unknown identity. Two dispatches in June and July, 1962, seem to indicate that Geoffrey E. Magoon was known to William K. Harvey, then Chief, Task Force W, and PASSAVOY (probably Col. Wendell C. Johnson).
Category:
pseudonym
Status:
Unknown
Discussion:
In addition, a memo from Alice B. Caponong PW, (probably Evalena S. Vidal) in September, 1962, was addressed to Magoon. Furthermore, a dispatch in November, 1963, mentioned a meeting which included Magoon along with Chief of Station, JMWAVE, Reuteman (Ted Shackley) and Chief, Special Affairs Staff, Dainold (Des FitzGerald). Given that the latter two were senior and prominent CIA officers at this time, it seems to imply at the very least that Magoon could also have been someone with a fair amount of status in the CIA.
Sources:

104-10233-10272: DISPATCH - TRANSMITTAL OF PAPERS FOR PASSAVOY

06/26/62, Dispatch from COS, JMWAVE to Chief, Task Force W: "At PASSAVOY's request we are forwarding under separate cover, papers for his use at Headquarters. Please give them to Geoffrey E. Magoon for transmittal to PASSAVOY."

104-10228-10343: DISPATCH:TRANSMITTAL OF CURRENT LIST OF 12 PBRUMENS RECOMMENDED FOR TRAINING IN U.S. ARMED FORCES

07/05/62, Dispatch from Chief, Task Force W to COS, JMWAVE: "1. Enclosed under separate cover is the current list of 12 Cubans recommended for training in the U.S. Armed Forces, which Geoffrey E. Magoon mentioned to PASSAVOY during the latter's recent TDY. We note that biographic information on ten of them is included in Attachment A of reference, but that numbers 5 and 12 are not included in any of the attachments to reference. 2. Please have PASSAVOY check this list with AMBUD and advise by cable whether the Cubans on the enclosed list are available for training at present. If numbers 5 and 12 are still to be included, it will be necessary to submit biographic sheets on them." The list is on page 3.

104-10510-10009: MF: CRC STATEMENT ON MANOLO RAY AND HIS NEW GROUP, THE JURE

09/21/62, Memorandum from Alice B. Caponong to Geoffrey E. Magoon: "1. Attached is a transcript of the tape prepared for radio use of the CRC statement on Manolo Ray and his new group, the JURE. As you will see, it is a pretty innocuous piece of paper. The Dr. stated he did not mention Ray or the group by name since he does not engage in name-calling nor a battle of personalities. He felt that by giving the CRC's point of view, and by stating that 'the rest is demagoguery' (see underline page 3) that his point would be gotten across. 2. The tape of this statement was given by the Dr. to Norman Diaz, local Cuban commentator, who had read the statement on his broadcast. Diaz told the Dr. that he could send it through the facilities of station CMQ in exile, to 22 nations of Latin America. The Dr. said it was not given to the press since it received pretty good radio coverage. 3. Other individuals and groups around town have, however, come out specifically against Ray and his group (see attached newspaper clipping) basing their objections on the following: Ray's statements cause confusion in exile community, to oppose possibly military action by Hemisphere is to favor consolidation of Communism in continent, etc. General objection to Ray among exiles has generally always been based on his rather extreme liberalism and their feeling that he represents 'Fidelismo without Fidel' regardless of the terminology in which his programs and pronouncements are couched."

104-10166-10378: DISPATCH: TYPIC/OPERATIONAL AMCORE-2 LETTER TO OFFICE OF GPPOCUS

11/19/63, Dispatch from Chief, Special Affairs Staff to COS, JMWAVE: "1. At a meeting which included Chester D. Dainold, Geoffrey E. Magoon, and Andrew K. Reuteman, subject letter was discussed. It was agreed that Dainold would advise recipient of letter to make no written reply to AMCORE-2 as the letter would be referred to WAVE for suitable action. 2. As agreed with Reuteman, the letter is being forwarded under separate cover for retention by station. It was agreed further that by informing AMCORE-2 that his letter was routinely referred to KUBARK (CIA) for action and that future letters to other elements of ODYOKE (U.S. Government) will follow the same pattern, he will be discouraged from making further overtures of this type. The station may wish to show the letter to AMCORE-2. 3. Headquarters is of the opinion that this visual demonstration of ODYOKE routine handling of his request will be more effective than heated protests against future activities of this type."

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